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Author Archive | Heather Oliver


“I’m Rooting for You” {A First-Timer on the First Day of School}

It came out of nowhere.  A rush of emotions were ready to spill out of me, but we were about to go on a tour of kindergarten, and I had to get it together.  How did this happen so quickly?  Where did the time go?  Every cliche’ in the book about your child growing up […]

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Our Family's Decision

A Change of Pace: Our Family’s Decision to Move

The air had that crisp, autumn breeze to it. The one that reminds you of high school football games and warm apple cider. I always loved when it changed to this time of year up north. There was something electric in the air. So why was I looking for something different? Something more? We had […]

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One of the Family: Welcoming a Fur Baby

When Miles entered my life, he was literally the perfect specimen of a dog.  He was technically my first dog, at 25, and I was in heaven.  I had known his name, a nod to jazz great Miles Davis, as I always thought of a bulldog being a jazz-playing saxophonist who performs gigs on Saturday […]

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The Threenager

  Here you are.  A mom, cruising through the second year of life with your wonderful child, waiting for the moment that you have heard of so many times before, the cliché spoken by a million moms around the world…the Terrible Twos!  But the moment does not come. You think, “This child is miraculous! He […]

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